Dark Days ’09 ~ ’10

During the Dark Days Challenge, each participant cooks one meal per week focused on SOLE (sustainable, organic, local, ethical) ingredients.  Local food is traditionally defined as food that comes from within 100 miles of you.  Finding local food can be difficult in the winter so for the sake of the challenge, the radius is increased to 150 miles.  Many items can’t be sourced locally so things like coffee, oils and spices can be claimed as exemptions. 

 The winter of 2009-2010 was my first year participating in the challenge.  What did we eat?  Check it out:

Pre Dark Days Dinner

Week One ~ Cornish Hen

Buffalo Pasty

Buffalo Pasty, Mixed Green Salad With Tomato and Carrot, and Homemade Spelt Bread

Week Three ~ Slow Fast Food

Week Four ~ Thanksgiving Dinner

Week Five ~ Turkey Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Week Six ~ Buffalo Roast

Week Seven ~ Breakfast For Dinner

Week Eight ~ Roast Chicken with Corn on the Cob

Week Nine ~ Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Week Ten ~ Buffalo with Winter Vegetables

Dark Days Feast

Roemary-garlic roasted redskins and Shetler's pork tenderloin with homemade bread and butter.

Week Eleven ~ Pork Tenderloin

Week Twelve ~ Greasy Bar Food?

Week Thirteen ~ Home Grown Rooster Dinner

Week Fourteen ~ Rooster Noodle Soup

Buffalo gal won't you come out tonight?

Buffalo Burgers and Fries

Week Fifteen ~ Better Than Burger King

Week Sixteen ~ A.M. Edition

Week Sixteen ~ P.M. Edition

Week Seventeen ~ Rooster Corn Chowder

morels rehydrated

After soaking in boiling water.

Week Eighteen ~ Morel Madness

Week Nineteen ~ Shepherd’s Pie

Grand Finale

The Grand Finale of my Dark Days Challenge.

Week Twenty ~ Fin

2 responses to “Dark Days ’09 ~ ’10

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